Henry Mancini was recently included in Billboard’s list of “The 18 People With the Most Grammys of All Time”, with 20 Grammy wins throughout his career. Read the full article here.
Henry Mancini, 20
First wins: The late composer and conductor won two awards – album of the year and best arrangement, both for The Music From Peter Gunn – at the inaugural Grammys in 1959.
Most recent wins: Mancini won his last two Grammys in 1971, the year of the first live Grammy telecast.
Most wins in one night: In 1962, Mancini became the first person to win five awards in one night. His haul included record and song of the year and best arrangement, all for the gorgeous “Moon River.”
Total nominations: 72
Notes: Mancini died at age 70 in June 1994. He received a posthumous lifetime achievement award in 1995.